Andrea Sisson is a multidisciplinary artist. She is currently an MFA candidate at Bard College, Milton Avery School of the Arts and is a 2010 J. William Fulbright Fellow.
Sisson works with installation, imagery, text, objects, and sculpture as well as non-traditional formats. Her recent work examines material and consumption by intervening with perceived systems of value. She uses an assortment of materials- found and made- and mediums to create portraits more so than critique. In a clash of class with a temporary and provisional atmosphere, her work often has a kind of staged formalism, and on the other hand a sentimental questioning of home and dare they say, nostalgia. She is interested in behavioral studies, cognition, reception and perception, and through that, new narrative approaches to art and media. Current work also explores contemporary spaces of habitation- physical, social, and emotional - through a 21st Century post-digital atmosphere.
Sisson’s work has been shown at São Paulo Museum of Image and Sound, Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the Contemporary Art Center, and broadcasted on SFE ART TV to European public television stations. She has been a visiting artist at Rhode Island School of Design and Maryland Institute College of Art.
Sisson began her career with a BA in Design (2010) where she created a wearable instrument in a semi-synthesis, audio-design, performative-display. After thus, she was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship for academia and art and with the fellowship, Andrea lived in Reykjavik, Iceland authoring the feature-length, experimental documentary, I Send You This Place. Sisson wrote and performs, and with collaborator co-created the imagery, soundscape, and soundtrack for the work. The film, poetically about the perceptions of mental illness and a study into the human mind, garnered a New York Times Review, and Andrea + collaborator were selected for Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film 2013.